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South East Development Tops Agenda As Igbo Group Holds Retreat

In a move geared towards accelerating the development of South East region of the country, an Igbo group says it is organizing a retreat with a purpose driven think home investment initiative. According to a statement issued by the retreat planning sub-committee on media and publicity and signed by Collins Steve Ugwu, the event with the theme “Igboezue Leadership Retreat" is powered by Nzuko Umunna, a core Igbo Think Tank of professionals at home and the diaspora, in league with the South East Governors Forum. The…

Breaking: Buhari Grants South East Leaders Request, Approves N10bn For Enugu Airport Upgrade

President Muhammadu Buhari has acceded to the request of South East leaders for a speedy completion of the Enugu International Airport as the President announced an approval of 10 billion naira for the airport upgrade. Buhari announced the approval on his twitter handle after meeting with South-East Leaders on Thursday at the State House Council Chambers in Abuja. The leaders had demanded special Federal Government intervention for the speedy completion of the airport and rehabilitation of federal roads in the…

PDP Decries Invasion Of Ebonyi Governor’s Residence As Assault On Opposition

The National Working Committee, NWC of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has said the recent invasion of the Abuja residence of Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi by security operatives is a deliberate assault on opposition leaders. According to reports, security operatives broke into Umahi’s home at about 6:30am on Monday and allegedly wanted to plant arms and ammunition in the house to implicate the governor. The PDP in a statement dated September 6, 2019 and signed by its National Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan, the…

Buhari, Ebonyi Governor Meet In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Ebonyi State, H.E Dave Umahi on Thursday, met behind closed door. The president’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad in a tweet, said the meeting held in Buhari’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. https://twitter.com/BashirAhmaad/status/1169634666082635777?s=20 The governor’s visit to the presidency may not be unconnected to the invasion of his Abuja residence 24hrs after the South-East Governors Forum, which Umahi headed, banned herders from moving around with AK 47…

‘Is That Flyover Or Centre Table,’ Abia Gov Slammed Over Failure To Complete One Flyover In 4Yrs

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has come under the hammer of an indigene of the state for allegedly failing to complete a flyover project he started after spending four years in office. Ikpeazu had set out to build the Osisioma flyover at the Osisioma junction in Aba, the commercial center of Abia State, in 2017. The overpass would become the first ever inter-change flyover in the state when eventually completed. A viral video on social media has shown a resident of Abia mocking Ikpeazu over the project that has…

South East Is For PDP – Peter Obi

The Vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Peter Obi, has said the entire south east will vote for the PDP in the forth coming general elections. Obi stated this in Ibo language during the party’s campaign rally in Owerri, Imo state. The vice-presidential candidate told a mammoth crowd at the PDP rally that the government of Atiku Abubakar is going to restructure the country, stop the incessant bloodletting that is allegedly being witnessed currently across the entire federation especially…

Imo PDP Rally: How Can Tinubu Celebrate Ignorance? Secondus Mocks Buhari’s NTA Interview

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said the 2019 presidential election is going to be between an “incompetent” President Muhammadu Buhari and an “energetic and competent” Atiku Abubakar. Speaking at the Imo state presidential rally of the PDP, Secondus slammed the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and other leaders of the ruling party for celebrating ignorance. “Let me inform all of you that this election is about the…

2019: Father Mbaka Predicts PDP’s Loss Over Peter Obi’s Refusal To Donate Money

Controversial Catholic Priest and founder of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka has predicted defeat for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and his vice, Peter Obi, following the latter's refusal to donate to his church project. Speaking during the 2018 harvest and bazaar celebration at his Adoration Ground in Emene, Mbaka berated Obi for being stingy to his church project. He stated that Obi had not done anything for his church, adding that God would bless…

How Atiku-Obi Ticket May Fuel Ethnic Crisis – Igbo Group

An Igbo think-tank group has warned that if not handled carefully, the emergence of former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, as former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s 2019 presidential running mate, may lead to a “Yoruba – Igbo or North – South diatribe”. The group, known as the Pan-Ndigbo Nigerian Forum (PNF), is asking supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to be wary of alleged deliberate move to spark ethnic crisis between the Yorubas and the Igbos. The group’s President, Chief Guy Ikokwu, warned that…

PDP Appoints Okowa As Convention Planning Committee Chair

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has appointed Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as the chairman of the Special National Convention Planning Committee, ahead of the 2019 elections. The committee was inaugurated on Tuesday at the party National Secretariat in Abuja. PDP will hold its Presidential primary and National Convention on Friday, October 5 to Saturday, October 6, 2018. The Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Yomi Akinwunmi who inaugurated the committee on behalf of his principal, said Okowa was…